For the second time in a row on this road trip, the Orioles won the first game of a series, but then lost the rest.
The Orioles went 1-2 at Toronto and won Friday at New York behind Jeremy Guthrie. But they lost the final three games at Yankee Stadium with the series ending today as New York beat the Orioles 4-2.
The Orioles were out-scored 29-8 in the last three games.
Today, Jake Arrieta gave up four runs in the fourth after blanking New York for three innings. That inning started with a walk, followed by a J.J. Hardy error. One batter later Brett Gardner delivered a three-run triple.
Arrieta gave up five hits and four runs (two earned) over five innings, throwing 106 pitches. He falls to 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA.
Adam Jones and Vladimir Guerrero had RBI singles for the Orioles, but Hardy went went 0-for-4 today, 0-for-17 in this series and he is 0-for-28 on the year against the Yankees.
In his Orioles’ debut, Chris Davis played first base, batted fifth in the order and went 0-for-4.
The Orioles fall to 42-63. They are 2-5 on this road trip which continues Tuesday at Kansas City. The Orioles have lost 18 of their last 24 games.
Here are some other numbers that tell a poor tale for the Orioles:
* They are 0-8-1 in their last nine series since taking two of three from the Reds June 24-26. They have now lost 11 consecutive road series.
* The Orioles are 12-32 since June 10 when they were 30-31.
* In the seven games of this trip, the Orioles have gotten just one quality start and that was on Friday from Guthrie. Even with that outing, O’s starters have pitched to an ERA of 7.58 in Toronto and New York.
* The Orioles have scored three runs or less in eight of their last 11 games.
* The Orioles are 1-9 on the year against the Yankees and have been outscored 82 to 30 in those games.